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barack obama and vice president joe biden, and to you, john ulman, i say congratulation and godspeed -- and to you, gentlemen, i say congratulations and godspeed. [applause] >> i am now pleased to introduce my friend and colleague and partner in his inaugural endeavor, senator lamar alexander, to the podium to present the official for gr photographs. >> thanks, chuck. mr. president and michelle, mr. vice president and jill, president and mrs. clinton, chief justice, when president was not here today -- we were sitting next to him, george h.w. bush and barbara -- he said, "barbara, what i speak about?" she said, "about five minutes, george." [laughter] i will speak one minute. it will be a time when your children are trying to explain to their grandchildren that this day actually happened, and that those great-grandchildren don't believe it, we have pictures. [laughter] and these pictures are for you, and we wish you the best as you work for that common good mr. cortez spoke about in the invocation and as you so eloquently talked about in your description of the american character tod
in this building, my friend, the first lady of the united states and dr. joe biden, the likes of katy perry and usher and nick cannon, mindless behavior, far east movement. i could keep going. the party will be here, but truly, the stars tonight are the children. and what's so significant about this, and so near and dear to the hearts of the first lady and dr. biden, the fact that the sacrifices, of course, not just for our men and women in uniform, but for their spouses and for their children, and i have to tell you, across the street i talked to a bunch of kids who are psyched to be here, understand why they're being honored, but really excited for the stars and their singing. take a look. who are you so excited to see perform? >> katy perry. >> reporter: katy perry? >> and my favorite song is "i want to work." >> reporter: can you sing a little of it for me? >> sure. ♪ i'm wide awake ♪ i picked up every piece ♪ that's okay it's because a story now ♪ >> reporter: we were hearing the next, you know, katy perry's out here on the sidewalk, don lemon. they're thrilled to see the stars
face. >> and why not today. >> it's the effect of joe biden's remarks on this administration. they were an odd couple. he was the hot to barack obama's cool. >> he was the punch line for a lot of late-night monologues. if anything, joe biden has emerged in this administration has a key player and indispensable player in dealing with the congress and the political part of politics, the people part of politics which the president does not spend a lot of time, effort, or energy on. >> do you agree with that. >> if you look at the deal with congress, they tried every other relationship, the obama, the reed-mcconnell relationship but it was the biden relationship that set it off. he know he how to run a meeting. he runs through them. that's how you run a meeting. he know he how to do that. >> recently the president at a press conference had to say i'm a friendly guy, i'm a people guy, but joe biden really is that. >> joe biden is. and joe biden's excesses of being a people person and gregarious and enormously approachable, have been very important to this administration and to what david poi
of the debate. we're also watching the second couple, vice president joe biden and his wife jill biden, get in their limousine so they can head up in the motorcade to the capitol. you saw president obama and the first lady getting into the beast, the armored presidential limousine. they will ride separately up to the capitol from their daughters sasha and malia, who appear to be riding in this motorcade along with their grandmother, marion robinson, who is the mother, of course, of michelle obama, wolf. >> brianna, stand by for a moment. i want to keep these pictures up if we can, also pictures from the capitol. we are here on the united states capitol. we're awaiting the arrival of the president. should be coming up soon. kate balduan is here, david gergen is here. the day is enormous. whether you're a democrat or republican, you feel it from where we are. >> you sure do. it's a gorgeous day. it's brisk, but it's not freezing. the sun is gleaming on the capitol. you have these throngs of people. you can look all the way down the mall and see them. it's not as big as last time, but when you
president joe biden. it was yesterday, a sunday, a day we traditionally do not hold inauguration ceremonies. all the pomp and celebration were saved for today. our friend lawrence o'donnell is at the west front triangle outside the capitol. lawrence, what's the feeling there this morning? what is it like out there? >> reporter: the good news the feeling is warmer than anyone thought it was going to be. everybody was really worried around here in the last couple days just how cold it would be. it's livable in the 40s. and, rachel, they opened up the security system here at 7:00 a.m. people have been streaming in here since 7:00 a.m. they are not all through security yet. they will still be at least another hour of that. 250,000 of the president's closest friends have gotten tickets to this. not all of them get seats. some of them, some of the tickets are just standing tickets, and what you see behind me going down the mall are the people who are just here because they want to be here and they don't need a ticket. and they are in the free space, which may in many ways be the most fun place to
'm don lemon, live in washington. and tomorrow, president barack obama and vice president joe biden will be sworn in during a public ceremony. hundreds of thousands of people will be here and we are bringing you live coverage all day and into the evening and all day tomorrow, of course. we have some very excited people behind us. they are on the mall. they are enjoying this experience. they came from all over the world and we are going to get down there and we are going to talk to them. hello, everyone. how are you doing? [ cheering ] they are so excited. we are excited that they are here. as we said, we are going to get down there we are going to talk to them, find out their experience and why they are here and how far they came to be here and how long they plan to be here. right now though, the main event is at the white house, where the 57th presidential inauguration has been an intimate affair. the swearing-in fulfilled a constitutional obligation which says president automatically begin their new terms at noon on january 20th. and our dan lothian is at the white house right now
president joe biden will be sworn in from the naval observatory, the official residence of the vice president. the inaugural committee released a web video as the president reflected on what is next for him and his administration. [video clip] >> i started public servants working in communities. throughout my career, what has always given me energy, hope is that good and decent and resilience and strong the american people are. the theme of this year's inauguration is our people, our future. i believe that when our people are succeeding, when they have the tools they need to get a grade education, get a good job, look after their kids, have some basic security, that there is nothing that can stop america. two figures i admire probably more than anybody in american history is dr. king and president lincoln. for me to have the opportunity to use the bible they used on the 105th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the march on washington is fitting. their actions and the movement they represent are the only reason that it is possible for me to be in
out on gay marriage and only did because joe biden forced his hand. the same thing with gun control. newtown changes the landscape just like 9/11 changed the landscape. i wonder if the president didn't do two things that will cost him nothing, appeased his base knowing he has to compromise move moving forward and put the republicans now on guns and gay marriage and climate change in a position where they will apologioppose it, may win and will look older and more out of touch with younger voters. >> a speech outside washington all this appeal tom coming together and did it at the white house we are going to do this if you want to do this. i thought he was reaching out to american voters and saying, here's my agenda but i need you to come with me and make this happen. i thought in that respect it was an intensely political speech, you're right. there was none of the red states, blue states, purple state of 2009. there was much more of the ideal and he had even said he would give clean water to african countries, that was a change the world speech. this was far more practical, far mor
, how much security has changed in the white house over the last few years. >> there's dr. joe biden, the vice president's wife, who we know, very active in helping the military families coming back. >> also an educator. vice president biden, sworn in yesterday, as well. 8:15 yesterday morning at the naval observatory. sworn in by supreme court justice sonia sotomayer. we go back to the capitol right now. guests continue to file into the steps. >> can we do a split screen? i'm going to ask our director if we can do that. i want to see the crowd four years ago, as the president looked out. and i want to see the crowd today and compare them. it looks as if it stretched the entire 2.2 miles. >> there's 2009. >> pretty big. >> it does look pretty packed. of course, it will be a smaller crowd than four years ago. that was a moment in history that cannot be replicated. the flag is waving on the mall, as president obama prepares to come down to the capitol. >> let's talk a little about the president's speech because we do know he has been working on it since december. as they emerge. the fi
's vase white house etched on it while the vice-president's has the u.s. capitol on it. joe biden told senator schumer, you cannot get rid of me, ma. remember, i'm still part of the .enate' and another picture from the inaugural parade, here's the time line. members of the sanitation crew that would clean up after the parade. staying until 6:25 to see the very end, including the sanitation way making their way through the parade. another tradition after the inauguration is the press service. we will be covering that here today on c-span. around 9:45 a.m. eastern time. c-span3, excuse me, the national press service. our coverage begins around 9:45 a.m. eastern time. back to your thoughts on the second inauguration of president obama. detroit, michigan, on our republican line. rob is up next. caller: good morning. people don't understand detroit its three counties. the core city which is about 5 miles by four miles has been decimated. of localuse government. i don't see anything the president will do to change our problems with the the problems that have been appropriated and mismanaged.
of the morning. and vice-president joe biden taking his oath of office on the biden family bible. you saw that live on our show yesterday. he was joined by his family for the oath given by supreme court justice sonya sotomayor, the night before, the vice-president got a little ahead of himself. >> i'm proud to be president of the united states, but i am prouder to be-- >>. >> brian: proud to be the president of the united states. >> steve: did he correct himself? >> kind of, the vice-president making the gaffe at the iowa state society and iowa kicks off the campaign and many say that biden is strongly considering another run for president in 2016 and interestingly enough of the 100 people-- 120 people in attendance yesterday at the naval observatory, that mr. biden was sworn in, dick carputlin and-- >> i think he wants to run, but i think as much traction as dan quayle got. >> gretchen: and interesting too see how that hillary clinton would play out and that would mean that the president would endorse hillary clinton over joe biden. and we're looking at next four years and leads us to th
out, but i saw joe biden check her out when she was walking up to the stage. >> can you blame him? >> i saw you, joe. i saw the vice president. i saw him give a little -- can't blame you. >> joe needs to stop macking on your girl. >> stay away from my girl, joe. >> but who doesn't joe check out? >> joe is joe. uncle joe. >> yeah, he is joe. rob's girl's rendition of the "star spangled banner" wowed the crowd, including joe biden. >> as the day turned to night, some of the nation's best performers paid tribute to the president. we a look at some of the sounds and images from the historic day. ♪ obama's on fire >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. ♪ he's walking on fire obama's on fire ♪ ♪ ♪ let's stay together ♪ whether times are good or bad happy or sad ♪ ♪ i can't stop wanting you it's useless to say ♪ ♪ so i'll just live my life in dreams of yesterday ♪ ♪ ♪ >> nice mix of music and moment, that's for sure. we'll be right back after this. >>> "world news >>> so you might have
in the senate. that brings us to joe biden. you might consider him the president's ambassador to capitol hill. at the start of the second term, the president is counting more than ever on biden, who quite simply has better and deeper relationships with members of congress than the president himself. he's, frankly, more well liked on capital hill. >> obama! >> thank you so much. >> reporter: and most important it will for t for the president, the people who were there watching his speech. the people that helped him get elected president twice. those are the people that he is trying to now transform from a re-election campaign to a grassroots army to help him pressure congress, build public support to support his agenda. and it's support that you can, believe me, he is going to need, because right now, the president faces an uphill battle on every single one of those top priorities. if he's going to get any of that passed, he needs to pressure members of congress who, right now, including some in his own party, simply are not inclined to support him. so, the president is going to mobilize, he's
. [patriotic music playing] bret: it there we see vice president joe biden introduced. nancy pelosi is behind him and then you see president obama. it is still ain't getting ready for that speech. megyn: it will all be written out for him, there is nothing to worry about. [footsepts] [footsteps] [inaudible conversations] [patriotic music playing] megyn: that was the president walking through the credits. can anybody tell me what that is? bret: it is the part right under the middle of the statuary hall where the donors. megyn: do think that is an odd name for that part of our capital? speech you know, i don't. megyn: they have emerged through the crypt and now shall begin shell began the actual ceremony. we have been listening and will continue to listen to the united states marine band. they have been playing since 1801 for thomas jefferson. they are america's oldest professional musical organization. >> the president of the united states, barack obama. [applause] [cheers] [applause] [cheers] megyn: i wonder what is going through his mind right now. bret: i don't think he is very worried. the
president joe biden was also sworn in and together they laid a wreath at the tomb of ton known soldier. it's been a weekend full of events all leading up to the ceremony at the capitol. >> we're really excited. >> reporter: 800,000 people are expected to pack the national mall and security is tight. more than 13,000 military and law enforcement officers will be on duty, with s.w.a.t. teams and biochemical response units in place. >> protecting an event this large with this many different venues with this number of people coming requires a lot of coordination. >> reporter: president obama will take the oath again on martin luther king jr.'s birthday, this time with his hand on two bibles, one that king used and one that president l lincoln used. >> you're going to see a president that wants to work across party lines to get things done. i think that's what the country wants. >> reporter: of course, you have the parade and the two big inaugural balls. but when it comes to the actual ceremony this morning, the crowd is not expected to be as large as it was during the 2009 inauguration, when t
. the president promised that in the first term. we didn't see so much of it. you can see mrs. joe biden, dr. joe biden about to come onto the inaugural platform. but he also talked about getting the public engaged, david plouffe did, and i think that will be an important part of the message here. i feel the president means the inside game just sitting down with john mccain and john boehner doesn't work so well on these issues. i think he will make aning a aggressive effort to engage the public. he has taken his campaign organization, obama for america, and turned it into an advocacy group called, organizing for action. i think part of the effort is going to be mobilize public support for his agenda. shepard: it's my understanding the vice president will be walking, there is the first lady, michelle obama. ab stod stoddard is with us. reading all the blogs, what will she be wearing. narrate if if you will. >> she is in combination a tom brown dress. she has a different bells on. j. crew and j. crew shoes. this will go to the national arc kifs immediately after she wears it. she looks absolutely s
a joe biden. take a look. >> i'm proud to be president of the united states but i'm prouder to be -- >> a few seconds later he corrected himself and a short time ago he spoke. the president's subject was hair. specifically michelle obama's new bangs. >> first of all, i love michelle obama and to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. she looks good. she always looks good. >> president obama just earlier tonight. some politics ahead looking to tomorrow and the next four years. republican consultants joining us. friend and advisor of president obama. paul, you wrote an article today. you said the president should say all the right things in his speech tomorrow about coming together and about unity and go out and be ruthless. >> yes. that is the lesson of lincoln. in the first inaugural he talked about appealing to the better angels of our nature and then we went to war. he tried. president obama has tried. i think presidents have to change, try to change the culture in which they are placed. in this case, this division that we have in the country
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for the nra is going to make an announcement in nevada. that is coming up. >>> and why, why was joe biden running, literally running all over pennsylvania avenue yesterday? what does that mean? what is the running man up to? and what does it mean for hillary clinton? that is coming up next. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ [ construction sounds ] ♪ [ watch ticking ] [ engine revs ] come in. ♪ got the coffee. that was fast. we're outta here. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ >>> i'm getting texts from the final inaugural ball. that is right, the final inaugural ball is actually still under way at this hour. the staff ball started at 6:00 this evening. it is the ball for all of the presidential staff. campaign staff, people who have been working on all the other inaugural festivities for the presiden
president joe biden sworn in for a sernlgd term in office today. the ceremony took place this morning at the nave a.m. observatory, which is the vice president's official residence. >> that i take this obligation freely. >> that i take this obligation freely. >> without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. >> without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. >> and that i will well and faithfully discharge. >> and i will well and faithfully discharge. >> the duties of the office on which i am about to enter. >> the duties of the office of which i'm about to enter. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. >> thank you, your honor. [ applause ] >> the vice president will take the oath again tomorrow in a public ceremony. and shortly before vice president biden was sworn into office, he and president obama honored our nation's fallen soldiers at arlington national cemetery, they laid a large wreath at the tomb of the unknown of. let's get to what is happening in washington, final inaugural preparations are under way. senior congressional correspondent dana b
to deliver his own inaugural address. i am sure joe biden would love to have that opportunity. it did not always work out well for vice presidents. in 1865, lincoln's second term, that's significant speech will remember -- that magnificent speech, healing speech -- his vice president was ander johnsorew johnson. affusion ticket in 1864 -- a fusion ticket in 1864. johnson arrived with the flu. he gave, for what it was all accounts, a completely inebriated address. lincoln was mortified. it said the public image -- set the public image of andrew johnson. another disastrous vice- presidential inaugural address was calvin coolidge's. he used that opportunity to state and how the filibuster should be done away with. president roosevelt's second inauguration, that is when the congress started before the president. now presidents and vice presidents began to be sworn outside of the steps. there was one exception in the long tradition of inauguration's being held in the capital. that was in 1945, when franklin roosevelt was being sworn in for a fourth time. he was the only president of united
michael nutter. >> mayors and ladies and gentlemen. please welcome vice-president joe biden and philadelphia mayor michael nutter. [applause] >> mayors and ladies and gentlemen, it is, of course, my distinct honor and pleasure to have the opportunity to introduce our good friend and my good friend, vice president joe biden. throughout his career as a public servant, vice president biden has championed issues that are critical to the prosperity and growth of america's cities, and he has engaged directly with the u.s. conference of mayors on a regular basis. during our annual meeting this past june in orlando, vice president biden pledged that the obama administration would make sure that future infrastructure investments are more targeted to local areas. in november, last year, the vice president hosted our leadership in the white house to discuss the fiscal cliff and the concerns of mayors regarding both investment programs and tax-exempt financing. issueer there's a major that demands attention, again and again and again, vice president joe biden has shown the leadership an
of a joe biden. >> i'm proud to be president of the united states. but i'm prouder to be -- >> a few seconds ago he corrected himself. a few minutes ago, he and his wife and the president and the first lady all spoke at a celebration. the subject was hair, specifically michelle obama's new bangs. >> first of all, i love michelle obama. and to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. she looks good. she always looks good. >> president obama just earlier tonight. raw politics looking ahead to tomorrow and, of course, looking ahead at the next four years, we have a team of professionals here, who have seen a lot of presidential history being made. republican consultant margaret hoover joining us, ari fleischer, paul begala and van jon jones. paul, you wrote an article in "the daily beast" i think it was today, you basically said, the president should say all the right things in his speech tomorrow about coming together and unity, and then he should go out and be ruthless? >> yes, yes. he famously hosted steven spielberg and daniel day-lewis and the stars beh
. let's talk for a brief moment on joe biden. he's playing an increasingly more visible role. what does that say to you long term? >> it's very hard for me to imagine joe biden as a 2016 candidate. i find it hard to imagine. the country will be ready for something new. >> if you turn your head side ways and close one eye, it kind of looks like the seal for the vice president that says president of the united states. everybody in washington but certainly every senator and vice presidencies himself as vice president. this vice president, the task for in the middle class, implementation of the recovery act and now within the last few weeks the deal on the fiscal cliff and gun violence, gun safety, this president has entrusted him with enormous responsibility and i think frankly the vice president has proven himself. >> i think when you do those high profile, it's like working at a nuclear plant that measures how much radiation you've absorbed. when you've done enough of that task force, you're radioactive, too. >> the president has really relied on his vice pre
. they'll be joined by vice president joe biden and his family inside the church and there we see their two daughters, malia and sasha, the family dressed in purple on this occasion. >> are you having a little ping there? >> i tell you malia and sasha were not that tall last year. it's amazing to see how things have changed. >> you're not the only person who has left the administration. over the weekend there was a piece in "the new york times" that the first family feels they are more confident but more scared an more edd and more isolated. >> i think there's some truth to be said. when you go to the white house and you come with a team of folks who have been with you for two and a half years through what was a very tough campaign. for those people to stay for the first four years and to see most of those people leaving is tough because there's a level of trust he has with people like david axelrod, with gibbs, and myself and it's hard to be able to bring in new people who you have that same level of comfort and trust with but i do tlinkhink there are great people
. jill biden just a few moments ago. happy day for joe biden to go through this again. and then the motorcade has snaked its way under the underground entry. the president is out of the car. and awaiting to join us with senator schumer there, his trip director is telling him the lay of the land as he goes inside. what the next few steps will be, all of it laid out and choreographed. and with the secret service going on in advance, here comes the president in the underground entrance of the u.s. capitol. we may not have a microphone allowed underground. the color guard. >> thank you. >> everything okay? great. >> and they'll take a few elevators. it will take more than one elevator to get that group to the next level. lester holt is at the west front. lester, how are things looking out there now? >> well, it -- the crowd is quite expected. they've seen some of the scenes you've just shown on the jumbotron. you see the crowd reacting now as we see president clinton and secretary state clinton now as they make their way towards the red draped entranceway. brian, it's inte
this morning. vice president joe biden surrounded by his family over at the naval observatory, his residence, for the swearing-in. only a matter of hours ago today. he put his hands on a family 19th century bible with his family for years and that he has been sworn in using since he was first in the senate in 1973. alex? >> okay. peter alexander, thank you very much for the update on both fronts. we appreciate that. back to the panel now, and sally was telling us, michael, you were quoted in her article. in fact, you talked about the unifying nature of a second inaugural. that is part of the reason for doing this. >> sure. you know, we have got in america very few unifying ceremonies and we are in a political system and a country that in certain ways is more fractured than ever. here's one opportunity you wouldn't want to miss. the other thing is that i think we forget sometimes what it was like when barack obama came in. you know, the banking system and the economy were both falling apart, two wars were going on, not doing well, other problems. he didn't have the luxury that most presidents
obama is being officially sworn in as the president of the united states. earlier this day, joe biden was sworn in as vice president of the united states. tomorrow, it will be a ceremonial, but today it is official. what a great day. what a great day that we are celebrating emily's list success in strength in numbers. women leading the way. isn't that exciting? 15 more women senators in the united states senate. that is remarkable. in this cycle, we have 80 more democratic women in the house bringing our number to 61 women in the house. [applause] you hear a lot about how people asking how the republicans are going to reach the women,how are some people going to reach women voters. we are asking them to serve. we're asking them to have a seat at the table. that is why of the congress of the united states that was just sworn in two weeks ago there was a minority congress fear. they have a seat at the head of the table. they have at the head of the table. isn't she spectacular? isn't emily's list spectacular? strategic thinking. we are talking about dedication. we're talking about succe
probably wouldn't be talk being that if joe biden didn't ram rod him into it on a sunday comment that popped up. and with green technology, that's been a disaster when he ram rodded t the stimulus money. i hardly think it's settled scientific collective thought that the world is a victim of climate change due to centralization. >> gretchen: did he say that it was. he did say that part of the speech, the direct quote was that the science proves. >> brian: but it doesn't. >> gretchen: i'm just saying that's what he says. i was a little surprised that some of heat political issues came up in the inaugural address. usually you wait to do those in the state of the union, which is just a couple of weeks away. why? because this is a time to sort of uplift america. i think he did accomplish that in certain parts of the speech. but did he also get political in it. by the way, coming up, they're going to get right back to politics because they're going to be talking about the budget and that relationship to whether or not congress should be paid. they're going to get right back down to bu
, but purple. now we see the vice president, joe biden, as he joins the president there in the limousine to take this ride up to capitol hill. >> and the president's limousine standing by. this is the driveway right there in front of the west wing. the entrance to the west wing. if you go through this door and make a right, you'll find your way to the president's office and the press room and the offices of the national security council and all the other offices of the west wing. as bob schieffer first reported earlier this morning, the president has been meeting with the congressional leadership. the republican leadership in particular. he's been having coffee with them after the prayer service the president attended earlier this morning. quite a gesture as he approaches the beginning of his second term. in hopes of more cooperation. and here is the president now with charles schumer, the senior senator of new york. >> mr. schumer i believe is in charge of the congressional committee that puts the inauguration on. he'll be speaking before the president takes the oath this morning. of co
be that that worked out very well. >> now, interesting. the vice-president, joe biden, was sworn in several hours before the president over at his official residence. we're told that's because he was sworn in by justice sonia sotomayor. she needed to get to a book signing for her memoir in new york city. she had to catch a train. right beforinstead of doing it n residence, he did it just after 8 a.m. eastern time. justice so toe towe were told ty was wearing reed krakoff. i don't know anything about that. real quick here, ed. i read interesting trivia were. george washington during his second inaugural address spoke for just a short time. the shortest ever, 135 words, and that's it. do you think we'll be around that tomorrow or what do you think? >> reporter: the president's critics probably hope it will be that short. what i've been told by administration officials, probably mor more in the range 5 to 20 minutes which is shorter than some of his other speeches, by the way, back dooring the campaign. they realize it's an important tomorrow, not going to be as short as george washington, of course
host: barbara perry, sonia sotomayor is wearing in joe biden and did yesterday. guest: i think that is an amazing landmark in american history. there have been other women on the supreme court, sandra day o'connor was the first woman, ruth bitter ginsberg, have both sworn in vice presidents but this is the first lady to swear in a president. given that has become an issue about the demographics of the country changing and the demographics were issued in this last race, i think it is tremendously symbolic. the fact that her memoir has just hit the shelves -- she had to have the early administration of the road yesterday morning because she had to hop on a train hopzoom, up to a bookstore in new york to talk about the book. her memoir is such an amazing american story of this puerto rico in a couple that come to new york and give birth to sonia sotomayor who lives in the projects and she rises to become a u.s. supreme court justice. as well as having served on the other two lower levels of the court system. order to administer the oath today, the formal vote that will be happenin
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